22 Jun 2018

Memorial Day Sunday 1 July 2018

Memorial Day is an exciting and colourful tribute to the heroes of the Battle of Britain.  The Central Band of the Royal Air Force, a parade of standards and the historic aircraft of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight* make this a day to remember.

One of the few remaining veterans from the Battle of Britain is due to join us at Memorial Day 2018, just two weeks before his 100th birthday.Wing Commander Paul Farnes DFM, AE is expected to be a VIP guest at the Trust’s annual commemoration, which takes place on Sunday 1 July here at the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne.

The event, which also features a flypast and display by aircraft from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (weather permitting) will this year mark the 25th anniversary of the unveiling of the National Memorial to the Few, the centrepiece of the clifftop site.

The free event begins at 10.30am with a display by the Kent Wing ATC Band, followed by a display by the Kent Wing Drill Display Team.Music from the Royal Air Force Central Band will be followed… Read more

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24 Apr 2018

Watch Battle of Britain – at the Battle of Britain Memorial

Here’s news of an event you won’t want to miss. Over the weekend of Friday 14 and Saturday 15 September, our partners at Open Air Cinema will be showing two classic films outside at the Battle of Britain Memorial, against the backdrop of the Channel. Sit high on the famous White Cliffs in the natural […]… Read more

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2 Feb 2018

An exciting year ahead

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Royal Air Force, a major milestone for all those with links to the service. The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust will be playing its part in the celebrations as well as staging a number of local events and commemorations. More details will be announced […]… Read more

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9 Nov 2017

Join us to pay your respects to the Few

Please join us at our annual Parade and Service to commemorate Remembrance Day this Saturday, 11 November. Note that the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust honours those who served their country at 11 am on the 11th day of the 11th month (Saturday this year), rather than on the closest Sunday. The car park at […]… Read more

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31 Oct 2017

Join us for our Service of Remembrance on 11 November

The annual Parade and Service to commemorate Remembrance Day will again be held at the Battle of Britain Memorial, Capel-le-Ferne, on Saturday 11 November. The car park at the Memorial will open at 10am, with Standards carried by ex-Service organisations marching on at 10.45am and the service itself beginning ten minutes later. The short service […]… Read more

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23 Oct 2017

Autumn talks off to a great start

A fascinating talk about the history of the Victoria Cross given by the Trust’s historical consultant Geoff Simpson proved to be a great start to this autumn’s series of talks at The Wing. Geoff entertained the audience with an informed look at the VC and the way the parameters for the award have changed over […]… Read more

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16 Oct 2017

Don’t miss our first autumn talk!

Our next series of talks kicks off this Sunday (22 October) when the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust’s historical consultant, Geoff Simpson, explores some of the lesser-known facets of the award of the Victoria Cross. Geoff will discuss the evolution of the decision-making process for awards, with examples from all three services. He will cover […]… Read more

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26 Sep 2017

Autumn talks line-up announced

Another exciting series of talks and presentations has been lined up by Trustee Andy Simpson for this autumn. The Geoffrey Page Centre in The Wing makes an ideal venue for interesting and informative talks, and these Sunday afternoon sessions are bound to be booked out quickly, with just 50 seats available for each talk. As […]… Read more

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31 Aug 2017

Classic car show to raise funds for the Trust

Around 80 classic cars, a “Green Goddess” fire engine and a 1960s car transporter are among the attractions due to appear at the Bonnets and Wings* Classic Car Show planned for the site on Sunday 10 September. Local car enthusiasts will be making the most of the stunning backdrop offered by the National Memorial to […]… Read more

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